Women in Business in Norway

Norway probably boasts one of the most gender-equal economies in the world and is often mentioned as a model and inspiration for other countries.

Norway was the first country in the world to appoint a Gender Equality Ombudsman back in the 1980s and a great deal of legislation has been passed to ensure equal representation and pay for women in both state-run and private business. Although Norwegians would probably argue that even more work needs to be done to ensure further progress towards complete gender equality, not many countries are anywhere near as advanced as they are.

Therefore, foreign business women should face no gender bias whatsoever and can be assured that they will be judged solely on their professional competence.


This country-specific business culture profile was written by Keith Warburton who is the founder of the cultural awareness training consultancy Global Business Culture

Global Business culture is a leading training provider in the fields of cross-cultural communication and global virtual team working.  We provide training to global corporations in live classroom-based formats, through webinars and also through our cultural awareness digital learning hub, Global Business Compass.

This World Business Culture profile is designed as an introduction to business culture in Norway only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.

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